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Catastrophic engine failure... not exactly what you want to hear no matter what you're driving, but especially so when you've just purchased a brand-new 2013 BMW M5
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
, "a manufacturing process error" could cause the oil pump's driveshaft to separate from its rotor, leading "to a sudden loss of oil pressure causing the possibility of complete engine failure, resulting in an engine stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash."
As is always the case with such recalls, BMW
will be contacting owners and dealerships with plans to fix the problem free of charge. On the plus side, we'd imagine some owners already know of the problem, considering the brand issued a stop sale notice
on the M5 and M6 on September 21.
In kinda-sorta related news (hey, Mini
is owned by BMW after all), a recall notice has also been issued for certain 2011 Mini Clubman
and Clubman S models regarding a glitch that may cause owners to miss an in-dash warning for malfunctioning ABS brakes. Not exactly catastrophic engine failure, and it only affects 75 cars, says NHTSA, but you can find both recalls in their entirety below.Continue reading BMW recalling 2013 M5, M6 models over potential catastrophic engine failures
BMW recalling 2013 M5, M6 models over potential catastrophic engine failures
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